Changes in Co-op Hours (Monday and Saturday hours the same)
Co-op open Thursday October 1
Co-op open Tuesday October 6 from 10 -12 only; Closed 12 -2.
Co-op closed Thursday October 8

Most of you know that Theresa Pizzuto was involved in a head on accident on Sunday 9/20. 

Theresa is home and recovering with the help of friends.  She anticipates surgery on her right hand next week and then physical therapy.  For now, her hand is in a sling. She also faces recovery from other fractures resulting from the accident.  Theresa appreciates all words of encouragement and any offers of help.   Until Theresa recovers, please be patient if produce and other items aren’t restocked as usual.

The Co-op needs a cashier to help fill in for Theresa on Thursdays.  Other help is appreciated as well especially until Theresa gets back on her feet.

Carlson 20% Off Sale Ordering Deadline
All products are 20% off through October 16. Deadline for receiving orders is Thursday, October 1. Please place your orders in the Direct Order Book under Carlson.

COVID-19 Reminders – We are still following safety protocols

As you know, the cases of COVID-19 have been increasing in our area. We hope that you are and your families are staying safe and healthy. We will continue to provide you with healthy foods and products to the best of our ability in order to help us all support our nutrition and immune systems. 

Health and safety are all of our responsibilities. We encourage you to practice safety measures at home and when you’re out. Take measures to avoid unnecessary contact with large crowds and confined gatherings of people to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

What we ask you to do:

2020 Membership Renewals

Memberships are due the first time you shop at the Co-op in 2020. The cost has increased to $30 for the entire year, which is still a great deal. This is the first increase in 30 years, and is needed to increase our income. Thank you for your continued support!

See the recipe for Vegan Eggplant Meatballs at the bottom of this email

New, Restocked & Highlighted Products
(See photos below)

  • Bulk Packaged, Refrig, & Frozen: Organic sweetened cranberries; Organic dried blueberries, Organic dried mango, walnut halves and pieces, organic quinoa; Brown Cow whole milk yogurt, Good Culture cottage cheese, ,  Happy Cow milk, cheeses, & butter, local eggs, Dr Bronner’s Organic virgin coconut oil, Green Forest recycled paper towels, Lakewood Organic Juices (apple and beet), LaTourangelle Organic Olive Oil, Organic Valley Ghee; Reeds Strongest Ginger Beer, Wild Planet Tuna Chorizo, Zoe Olive Oil
  • Gluten-Free: Ocean’s Halo no soy soy sauce, Julan Bakery Paleo Thin wraps,  CauliPower pizza crust; iViva frozen cauliflower grain-free tortillas.
  • Consignments: knitted items by Meg MacArthur – catnip mice are back in stock!
  • Personal Care: nfuse magnesium deodorant, Alba Organics sunscreen, Clearly Natural unscented liquid hand soap
  • Pet Products: UT support & Hairball treats, Homeopet nose relief, Castor & Pollux beef bone broth, Wellness gravies
  • Supplements: Garlinase, Air-Power, Gaia Echinacea Supreme, Olive leaf, Oil of Oregano & CALM ASAP
  • Local Produce: from Jewell Farms delivered 9/13: (sale) romaine lettuce.    from Growing Green farms delivered 9/10 (sale):  carmen peppers
  • Warbranch Mushrooms delivered 9/14 –
  • Cedar Knoll Farms (sale) 
Monthly Senior Discount Day
The Co-Op offers a 5% discount to senior 65+ on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  The next senior discount day will be held on Saturday, October 17
Day Managers Needed
(Markup depends on day of week/hours worked)
We are looking for volunteers to be trained as Day Managers (hours depend on day of week). If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto.

Secretary Needed
(Officer position – 0% markup)
The Secretary takes minutes at the monthly manager meetings & quarterly general membership meetings, sends out the Weekly Update and all email communications to members & managers. Computer skills are required, including basic knowledge of Word and Excel; familiarity with Google Docs a plus. If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto.

Assistant Manager Needed
(Officer position – 0% markup)

The Assistant Manager assists the General Manager and Associate Manager in management activities and decision-making, serves in the absence of the Assoc. Manager or General Manager as needed, attends Manager, General Membership and agenda-planning meetings and works to gain knowledge of all jobs, policies and procedures associated with the operation of the Co-op.  Good organizational, communication and computer skills are required, including basic knowledge of Word and Excel; familiarity with Google Docs, MailChimp and email lists is a plus. You will work closely with the the Associate & General Manager and we will provide training as needed. If you are interested or want to learn more please contact Theresa Pizzuto

Order Deadlines and Delivery Dates

Online ordering calendar

UNFI —   The  next order deadline is Monday, October 5  The next delivery date is Wednesday, October 14. 

Happy Cow — The next order deadline is Saturday, October 10 for pickup on Monday, October 12.

Sami’s Bread — Please place a special order if you would like us to order from this company again.
Frontier Herbs — Orders due monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

Albert’s Produce— The next delivery will be made when we can meet the minimum.  To place an order or receive information about product/price lists please contact Theresa.

New, Restocked & Highlighted Products

Produce Updates

If you are interested in ordering a specific type of produce please contact Theresa to discuss availability. 

Short-term Local Seasonal Produce To special order please contact Theresa
New produce list: see top section of email
  • Growing Greens Family Farms:  We order from them approximately every two weeks. For more information, visit Growing Green Family Farm.  They are a local farm in Anderson,  SC
  • Cedar Knoll Farms:  we will order seasonal produce as our shelf stock is depleted (weekly or every other week).  For more information, go to https://www.cedarknollfarmnursery.farm/
  • DarkSpore Mushrooms: We order from them approximately every two weeks. They culture a variety of mushrooms including Blue Oyster, Chestnut, Elm oyster and shiitakes.  For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/darksporemushrooms/
  • Healthy Hen Farm: seasonal produce & eggs will be ordered as it is available
  • Jewell Farm: we will order seasonal produce as it is available.
  • Roundtop Farm: ginger and turmeric will be restocked as it is available
  • Warbranch Mushrooms: we receive log-grown shiitakes as they are available
Albert’s Organics Produce Distributor:  Produce will be ordered when we can make the minimum.
Personal Care

 New & Restocked Pet Products
Supplement by Brand
Supplements by Shelf Order
Reduced Items
Discontinued Products

Discontinued by UNFI

  • St. Dalfour Gourmet to Go 3 Bean Salad

    St. Dalfour Gourmet to Go Salmon

  • Traina Natural California Bing Cherries

  • SunSpire Coconut Dark Chocolate Bar

  • Rapunzel Brand

    • Coco Powder

    • Veg Bouillon (no salt, w/ herbs, w/ sea salt)

  • Coconut Secret Organic Almond Coconut Bar

  • Nutiva brand Organic Red Palm Oil 15oz is discontinued from the Co-op shelf.

    • Full cases of six jars are still available by special order only.

  • Reed’s Cherry Brew beverage

  • Canned Santa Barbara brand large black olives

    Still Available by Special Order

  • Eden Organic Red Kidney Beans, 15oz cans

  • Eden Organic Cannellini White Kidney Beans, 15oz cans

Discounted Items

There are a variety of discounted items located on our Clearance shelf.

Recipes and Health Articles

Vegan Eggplant Meatballs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time   1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings   4 people
Author Slightly Adapted from Mark Bittman’s VB6 Cookbook


  • cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb unpeeled eggplant (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup cooked white beans (or drained, rinsed canned)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs or panko (use gf crumbs for gluten free)
  • pinch red chili flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups quick marinara sauce


  • Heat the oven to 375°.
  • Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Place 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  • When hot add the eggplant and 1/4 cup water.
  • Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to the bowl of a food processor.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil to the skillet with the onion and garlic and cook until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add to the food processor along with the drained beans and parsley and pulse until well combined and chopped, but not pureed.
  • Combine the mixture with the breadcrumbs and red chile flakes if using.
  • Taste for salt then roll into 12 meatballs, about 2-inches in diameter.
  • Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake until firm and browned, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, warm the marinara sauce and serve with the meatballs over pasta, zucchini noodles or on a whole wheat roll.
Full article here: https://www.skinnytaste.com/vegan-eggplant-meatballs/